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    Default Pacific Perspective Heat - Question

    The first pic is from a spike back in June. It had about fifty flowers on it. The second pic is of a spike blooming at the moment with approx 10 flowers. Look at how much richer the color and healthier the flowers on the second spike look. Is this due to the amount of flowers? It is cooler but we haven't had much cooler weather this year. Thanks in advance for your input.

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    These second flowers are so much prettier to me!

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    I have no clue as to your question and hope that some one does, which I am sure there are a few out there that might! I would also agree with you I like the ones in the second picture.

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    A temperature difference of as little as 5-10F cooler at night now than for the summer blooming could make a considerable difference in color and flower form if it happens to be the tipping point between slight heat stress and no heat stress. I think that is probably the biggest factor. This type of hybrid does have some cool growing ancestry.

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    Its interesting how much wider and fuller the petals are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaphMadMan View Post
    A temperature difference of as little as 5-10F cooler at night now than for the summer blooming could make a considerable difference in color and flower form if it happens to be the tipping point between slight heat stress and no heat stress. I think that is probably the biggest factor. This type of hybrid does have some cool growing ancestry.
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    Thank you Kirk! That makes sense.

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    Absolutely! Red pigments, especially, develop more fully with cooler temperatures and brighter light. As Kirk said, the seasonal change in temperature will make a big difference, as will fewer leaves on trees that may be providing shade.

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